BTS: The Posh Fairy for L’Occitane Au Bresil

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My latest project for Posh Fairy was a shoot for the soon to be launched L’Occitane au Bresil; a new brand with a French soul and a Brazilian heart. Traveling through the waters of Brazil, Olivier Baussan; the founder of L’Occitane en Provence discovered rich and exuberant eco-systems with fascinating ingredient stories, this encounter of Brazilian liveliness with L’Occitane’s values inspired to create a new brand: L’Occitane au Bresil.

The concept of the shoot was obviously inspired by Brasil, the beauty, the vivid colors, and the tradition. After scouting a few potential locations, we decided to shoot at a nursery, and Home & Garden were more than welcoming of the idea, and offered us complete access to their showroom. I will be sharing the final shots with you very soon, as they are currently exclusive material to Styles Magazine June issue.

And lastly for now, I would like to bring your attention towards every person who worked with me on this shoot, the team was in amazing harmony and they made the entire project such a great experience. A big thank you goes to all of them.

– Art director / Stylist: Joumana Soufi @thesidetalk
– Photographer: Jean Claude Dib @jeanclaudedib.photography
– Model: Hannah Delaimi @stylenscones
– Outfits: Enti @entikw
– Accessories: Stylist’s own
– Hair: Aziza ‘Zizi’ Skaff @azizaskaff of @blushkwt
– Makeup: Amal Al Adwani @amal_makeupartist
– BTS photography & videography: Roqaya Shamo @rshamo_
– Location: Home & Garden Nursery @homeandgarden

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Get The Look: Kim Kardashian Wedding Day Makeup

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For those of you wanting to know Kim Kardashian’s wedding day makeup details. They are finally out! Her makeup artist of the day Mario Dedivanovic has shared all the products that went into creating her “natural and timeless” effect, and here they are.

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Complexion:
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Highlighter, Bronzer & Blush

Eyes:
Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (launching soon)
Kardashian Beauty Individual Lashes
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

Lips:
Kardashian Beauty Honey Stick Lipgloss in Natural Honey
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Extraordinaire
L’Oréal Paris Liquid Lipstick by Colour Riche in Nude Ballet (for reception)

I found her bridal makeup beautiful and almost angelic, and I think the look took her to a whole new level of style. Have fun recreating it!

Simply the Best: The 7th Annual VIVA Beauty Awards Winners

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We love makeup! Personally I get to experiment loads of beauty products all the time. Sometimes it gets overwhelming to judge the result of a certain product, and the whole thing gets mixed together with other products, let it be makeup or skin care, doesn’t it? Well, a little help every now and then is nothing but a bonus. That’s why I look for the VIVA Beauty Awards every year. Mostly to know if i’m missing on any good products some how, or just to know if my beauty routine is going on the right track.

Viva, the biggest selling women’s monthly magazine across the GCC, announced the winners of the 7th VIVA Beauty Awards, during a dazzling event which was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. The rewards went to:

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Best Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiére Velvet Smooth-Effect Make-up
Best Perfume: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum
Best Mascara: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara
Best Nail Varnish: Essie Nail Colour
Best Anti-Ageing Product: Clarins Double Serum
Best Hair Product: L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Masque
Best Face Moisturiser: Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30
Best Lipstick: Christian Dior Rouge Dior
Best Body Product: Kiehl’s Créme de Corps

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Best Foundation: Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation
Best Perfume: L’Occitane Magnolia & Mure
Best Mascara: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara
Best Nail Varnish: OPI Nail Lacquer
Best Anti-Ageing Product: Pond’s Age Miracle BB + Cream
Best Hair Product: TRESemmé Salon Silk Conditioner
Best Face Moisturiser: Olay Total Effects Day Cream
Best Lipstick: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick
Best Body Product: The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

Best Hair Salon: JetSet
Best Nail Salon: N.bar

Editor’s Choice Cult Classic: Chanel Allure Eau De Toilette
Editor’s choice Most Innovative Product: Philips ActiveCare Jojoba Straightener
Editor’s Seal of Approval: Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation

If you’re using most of these products, then you’re beauty routine couldn’t get any better, if not, maybe it’s now time for a bit of change. You can follow the hashtag on instagram #VIVABeautyAwards for more info on the event and the products, or, use good ol’ Google for heaps of links on any products you wanna know more about.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Launches at Sephora Kuwait

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Marc Jacobs Announced the launch of his namesake cosmetics line, Marc Jacobs Beauty. The brand debuts with a whole 120 products available exclusively at Sephora Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE. I was invited to visit their store at The Avenues and enjoy the testing the new line, and oh boy! I spend about over an hour just playing around! The variety, the textures, and the colors are uh-mazing! I loved the shadows, the mascara, and the pen eyeliner. And although I’m not a foundation kinda girl, their foundations felt so soft and velvety, and most importantly, light! It’s as light as a BB cream, but with a foundation coverage, which I found extremely handy.

What caught my attention the most was the fact that the brand is launching a complete line, not just a few items here and there like we usually see in most of the fashion brands that . The only thing missing could be the makeup remover and the toner. Apart from that, you could have your complete beauty routine out of Marc Jacobs Beauty, including the brushes! which I think is very impressive.

Pass by your nearest Sephora, pay their stand a visit, I’m absolutely sure you’ll love it! Oh and you could visit Marc Jacobs Beauty website too, it’s very interesting and visual, which I loved!

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Lush Kitchen: Exclusive Fresh Cosmetics

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This Springtime, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics are launching the Lush Kitchen to produce exclusive, pre-release and customer favorite products. A brand new concept, small batches of limited edition products will be made daily and available to purchase exclusively online. Products will then be sent out on the day they are made, fresh from the Kitchen!

You will also be able to view real-time updates from behind the scenes activity in the Lush Kitchen, with special events and expert Q&A’s streamed live through the new Lush.co.uk website.

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For the first time, fans of Lush will be able to see the inner workings of the factory and just how the Lush Compounders (aka, cosmetic chefs) hand make Lush’s products, using the best quality and ethically sourced ingredients at their freshest and most effective. Everything about Lush is about what’s inside – from the fresh ingredients and beautiful essential oils used in their products, to the way they make you feel on the inside. By showcasing and exploring the magic in the transformation from source to product, customers will have access to the Lush experts in their craft and see the real, transparent and engaging way the products are made.

Follow the @lushkitchen to find out what we’re cooking up!

Dove Launches New Delicious Range of Purely Pampering Body Lotions

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With the introduction of NEW Dove Purely Pampering Body lotions, there is now a new delicious way to care for skin. The new body lotions pamper skin with the most wholesome caring ingredients – ranging from shea butter to luscious almond cream.
The new moisturising Dove Body lotions care for skin layers deep, deeper than any other lotion, leaving skin healthy and beautifully soft and smooth.

NEW Dove Pampering Body lotions are available in the following variants:
• Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla
• Almond Cream & Hibiscus

Not only do the new Dove Body lotions offer everyday superior care for skin, but they envelop the senses with delicious fragrances. The unique scent combinations in the lotions have been carefully chosen by the fragrance experts at Dove to offer an immersive, indulgent everyday pampering experience, which awakens the senses.

Dove Purely Pampering Body lotions are currently available at major supermarkets.

Sephora’s Revolutionary Upside Down Mascara

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Smart, life-changing and innovative products that are transforming cosmetics made in Sephora are starting a revolution! With innovation at all levels, the Sephora Girl’s Lab is moving forward at full speed!

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Sephora introduces the new Upside Down Mascara, an exciting mascara that leaves no lash behind. With a revolutionary application technique, this multi application 360° mascara comes with 3 make up results – volumizing, curving and lengthening; the perfect formula for beautiful lashes. With its revolutionary dual brush innovation, the Upside Down Mascara ensures that your lashes are coated from the root, and covered from top to bottom.

How to use your mascara in 3 unique ways:

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Open Dual Brush: For 360º volume, place the eyelashes between the two brushes, and pinch gently, stretching out toward the top in order to cover both sides of the eyelashes. The flat brush must be below the eyelashes and the round brush, above.
Closed Dual Brush: For optimal length and curve, cover the eyelashes using the dual brush in the closed position, as with a classic mascara.
One Brush Only: For perfectly defined lower lashes, use the flat brush in a “zigzag” movement from the root to the tips.

Sephora’s Upside Down Mascara is available at all Sephora stores at the following prices: AED 105, QAR 109, KWD 8.5, SAR 112, BHD 11.2

Spring Makeup Trends 2014 from Pond’s Arabia

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Spring is a great way to bring new colors into your makeup wardrobe. This spring brings together some bright, bold, and fun trends. Make up Artist & Brand Ambassador for Pond’s Arabia, Nilo Haq, put together this list of the hottest trends of the season. From orange lips, bushy eyebrows and white eyeliner there is something different for everyone to try!

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Trend #1: Bright Orange Lips

Orange lips have been a popular color during the warm weather for quite some time. Take this trend up a notch by going bolder and brighter than ever! It’s a great pop of color for the spring/summer as compared to the usual red lip.

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Trend #2: Glowing Skin

This spring bring on the glow! Everyone loves healthy, glowing skin. Try the trend by mixing a bit of Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream into your foundation for a natural yet glowing complexion. For added shine, apply a powder highlighter on the cheekbones. You’ll be getting compliments all day!

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Trend #3: Pops of Blue

Make your eyes a notable statement with bright blue eye shadow on the eyelids. Play with the trend to suit your personality by even placing pops of blue shadow under the eye or even bold blue liquid eyeliner paired with heavy mascara.

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Trend #4: White Eyeliner

White was a happening color this past winter and continues into spring 2014. Dare to wear something different by adding some white to your makeup! Try replacing your usual black eyeliner with white! It’s a fun way to change up your look without being too drastic. Complete your look by pairing it with a hot pink lip color!

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Trend #5: Bushy Brows

Overly shaped and even arched eyebrows are a trend of the past. This season it’s all about bushy brows. Bushy brows may not be for everyone, so instead change up the shape of your brow by keeping them square.

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Trend #6: Orchid

Radiant orchid is the color of the year for 2014! You’ll be seeing it from clothes to bags to coats. Adding orchid into your makeup bag is a must! Try the trend by applying some orchid eye shadow to your eyelids or a beautiful orchid shaded gloss. You will love it!

Sheer Bliss for Glamistas

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From Hollywood to Hong Kong, from Dallas to Dubai… since launching in New York City in 1996, ladies all over the world have been pampered, achieving a higher state of happy. And the reason? bliss!

Yes, bliss is always here to make your life more relaxed, more fun and less stressful by offering out-of-the-ordinary products with colorful, upbeat designs. Urging you to enjoy yourself and not take life too seriously, bliss asks you, what good is perfect skin if it doesn’t make you smile?

As a very special treat for all subscribers to GlamBox, this February every Glamista will receive a limited-edition bliss GlamBox, featuring a total of six fun-filled products.

There are two variations of the bliss GlamBox, either lemon & sage or blood orange & white pepper, designed in bright summery shades of blue, orange and yellow. Waiting inside each box to make you happy will be:

• soapy suds (lemon+sage or blood orange+white pepper) 60ml – Paraben free liquid soap to whip up a luxe lather for supremely soft skin.
• body butter (lemon+sage or blood orange+white pepper) 50ml – Vibrantly scented and long lasting body moisturiser to leave skin smooth and supple.
• fabulous foaming face wash 60ml – A 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator that calms the skin with soothing botanicals.
• that’s incredi-‘peel’ 2ml packette – Magical spa-strength ‘peel’ to create an overnight facial that targets fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
• triple oxygen face mask 5ml – A super quick-fix for dull, tired skin, voted ‘Best Beauty Buy’ 5 years in a row by InStyle magazine.
• triple oxygen +c cream 10ml – A lightweight gel-cream that releases oxygen to instantly recharge dull skin to brighten it up and super-charged with vitamin-C

You won’t want to miss out on sheer bliss, will you? So how can you get your very own limited edition box?

Simple. You can subscribe to GlamBox by visiting glambox.me and purchasing either 3, 6 or 12 months from as little as AED 70 per month. The search for happiness has never been easier. Just be quick as February subscriptions close on the 20th February!

Achieve a higher state of happy today this February with bliss and GlamBox.me

A Paradise Lost By The Posh Fairy

In my social life, I meet a lot of women, most of them, if not all, are very beautiful and take real good care of their appearance, they are always happy when you bump into them at social gatherings or events, but behind closed doors is a different story, a struggle, and a painful rejection. This scenario has inspired the concept for this shoot, a paradise lost, or a paradise that only ever existed in the woman’s mind, before she wakes up to the agonizing reality.

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Desperation over a fleeting love, rage over the doubt of betrayal, a burning, unrequited desire to be loved. Can you summon those sensations? Hold on to them as you take one woman’s journey towards a paradise lost. Let the air of desperation and 1960s melodrama cling to you like the aroma of tobacco clings to tweed, like the way a trail of mascara tears stains fine satin.

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007 A Passionate Disinterest

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For TheCity Magazine – Jan 2014: A PARADISE LOST

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | STYLIST
Joumana Soufi – Posh Fairy

PHOTOGRAPHER
Jalil Marvin

MODELS
Toosha
The Glowing Mask

WARDROBE
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ACCESSORIES
Stylist’s Own

HAIR
Aziza ‘Zizi’ Skaff – Blush Hair & Beauty Center

MAKEUP
Ghadeer Qambar

LOCATION
THE One